Thursday, December 16, 2010

Clearing up the Wilcox Name



Clearing up the Wilcox Name

Like Rogers (though thankfully fewer) there are several silver and silverplate companies with Wilcox in the name.  We are going to take on a few here.

Wilcox Britannia Co.
Meriden, Connecticut
Founded 1865
Founders:
            Jebediah Wilcox
            Horace Wilcox
            Aaron Collins
            Charlie Parker
            Hezekeah Miller
Made:
            Hollowware
Changed name to Wilcox Silver Plate Co. in 1867

Wilcox & Evertsen
New York, New York
Named in 1892
Formed out of Rowan and Wilcox that started in 1889.
The two founders:
Robert M. Wilcox
Henry H. Evertsen
Made:
            Sterling silver hollowware
            Sterling flatware
            Generally considered to be well designed
Purchased by:
In 1896 they were bought out by the Meriden Britannia Company.
Factories were moved to Meriden Connecticut
1898 – International Silver Company formed (A chief founder being the Meriden Britannia Company)
            Division tools moved to Wallingford Connecticut
            Worked inside the Simpson Nickel Silver Plant
In 1919 their lines became consolidated into the old Simpson, Hall & Miller building.
Marks:
            Hollowware
            Indian head, with feather on top
Flatware
            Wilcox & Evertsen
           
H. C. Wilcox and Co.
Meriden, Connecticut
Founded 1848
Founders:
            Horace C. Wilcox
            Dennis C. Wilcox
Served as an early marketing and distribution service in Meriden Connecticut

Wilcox-Roth Co.
Newark, New Jersey
First reference 1909
Made Sterling Silver
No other information
Mark:
            W Lion R inside a C with an o at the “mouth” of the c

Wilcox Silver Plate Co.
Meriden, Connecticut
Founded 1865/1867
Founders:
            Jebediah Wilcox
            Horace Wilcox
            Aaron Collins
            Charlie Parker
            Hezekeah Miller
Made:
            Hollowware
Purchased:
            1869 purchased the Parker & Casper co.
            1898 helped to found the International Silver Co.
            Wilcox mark used after the foundation as a line in the ISC.
            1941 Factory closed because of WWII
1961 became Webster-Wilcox
1981 Webster-Wilcox sold to Oneida Silversmiths
Marks:
            Too many to list them all:
            Wilcox S.P. Co.
            Wilcox Silver Plate Co.
            Superior Silver Co.
            Made and Guaranteed by Wilcox Silver Co.
            W S P Co.
            Pewter by Wilcox
            Superior S.P.Co.

Wilcox and Wagoner
New York, New York
1904-1905
Made:
            Sterling Hollowware and Glassware
Purchased:
            Bought by the Watson Co. in 1905
Marks:
            Sword in wreath
            WW


           



           


4 comments:

  1. augustushuston@yahoo.comFebruary 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    this is awsom never knew this stuff . this really helped me understand who made this where it was made and even the period it was done.its so old i dont know what it is or what it was used for. thanks ya'll.

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  2. What does the number under the stamp mean? Example: 01534

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  3. I found a catalogue on-line. http://www.cmog.org/library/wilcox-silver-plate-cos-illustrated-catalogue-and-price-list-staple-goods-electro-gold-and-0
    perhaps it is useful to your blog

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  4. I have a Wilcox quadruple plate platter marking on the back 427 14 HB, 14.5/8" X 11.1/4". Front of platter top, says From Our Bradford Friends. Center is beautiful floral pattern with humming bird. Nov- 19th 1876. Any response welcome

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